Gurr’s Glory in Keith Golf

Windy conditions dominated Saturday’s play in Keith as players contested the Tatiara Tyres Stroke round. In contrast to previous weeks where scores were on the plus side for many golfers, only two players hit a par or better score. Steve Gurr proved the most able at handling the windy conditions which challenged accuracy and player patience, scoring a Nett 70 to win the day.

Gurr maintained his trademark rhythm and was accurate enough off the tee and fairway to accumulate a winning score, finally limiting his success with successive scores of 6 on the 17th and 18th holes respectively.  Willy Little returned to the golfing fray and hit a 71 to come second on the day and win the A Grade, while Jim Gelton took out the C Grade and third place with a Nett 72. In the Ladies Barb Little was also scoring positively with a Nett 73 to take out the prize. Best of the rest made interesting reading on the scoresheet, with Bradley Sherriff finishing second in the A Grade with a Nett 74 that also included a Nearest the Pin on the 14th hole, which was especially long on Saturday with a powerful head wind. Shane Cleggett also had a solid round with a Nett 77, taking out the sharpshooters prize on the perilous 4th hole, where cross winds challenged accuracy from the tee and the fast green tested player patience with putting. In the B Grade Pete McAuley also played out a solid round with a Nett 74, while Daniel Rayson came in with a Nett79. The C Grade saw Dean Dunsford finish in second place with a Nett 75, while Daren O’Neill came back to earth from his win last week, scoring a Nett 79. The 9th hole was also a fair challenge to hit, once again with a fast green to test things further but in the end Andrew Morris got the Nearest the Pin prize. The 11th, with its new found open nature saw many players challenged by a crosswind that threatened to drag tee shots over the fence, in the end proving too tough for any successful tee shots, the same being said for the Nearest in Two shots prize on the 17th hole.

The Elders Par round on Wednesday saw an interesting score distribution as only one player in the field managed a positive score card in the fine conditions for golf. Brooke Rowsell, making a return to golf this year produced a consistent round of golf to take out the prize on a +2 scoreline. Rediscovering her swing, Rowsell also produced the most accurate tee shot to claim the sharpshooters prize on the 4th hole and then followed this up by sinking her birdie putt. Score lines reflected a collective temptation to come in after nine holes as second place was shared in Division 1 by Barb Little, Gill Brook (Nearest the Pin on the 9th) and Michelle Moreton, all on a -4 score for the day.  In Division 2 Tania Kennett proved to consistent, taking out the division on -1, including the longest drive on the 7th hole, while Marg Groth came in second on -2, a chip in on the 17th assisting her final score. For the rest of the sharpshooters prizes, Lyn Todd took out the prize on the 11th, while Ingrid Gelton came through on the 14th in two shots. Shot making off the tees was of a high standard on the day with Lesleigh Edwards taking the prize on 15 fairways, winning a count back from Lyn Todd, Ingrid Gelton and Marg Groth.

On the 22nd of April the Ladies competed in the Willalooka Tavern Stableford Multiplication round. Played in fine conditions Robin Redden and Tania Kennett won the day with 33 points, with Lyn Todd and Gill Brook sharing second place in Division 1 on 28 points. Jo White scored 32 points to win Division 2, with Di Ashby coming in second on 31 points. Tania Kennett produced more good form off the tee with the Nearest the Pin prize on the 9th, combining this with the Nearest in Two on the 14th hole. Mel Johnson produced the straightest drive on the 11th, while Lyn Todd hit the straightest tee shot of the day.

golf gloryNext Saturday for the Men will compete for the Geoff Barton Memorial while on Wednesday the Ladies play in the President’s trophy second round.

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